While most coaches are being criticized for their reluctance to make bold decisions, Jim Harbaugh took a good situation and risked destroying it for the possibility of creating a great one.
The next big innovation in football will come when someone figures out a way to keep the quarterback healthier than the guys who are -- from a business standpoint -- far less valuable.
In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown examines the San Francisco 49ers -- a team that won 36 percent of its games over the past eight years but has rebounded in a big way. The only big change this year? One quirky coach.